Jacob G. Calcei, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine physician and shoulder surgeon at University Hospitals and assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of acute injuries and chronic conditions of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle.
As an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Calcei teaches and mentors medical students, residents and fellows. He is an assistant team physician for the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Ballet. He serves as a reviewer for multiple orthopaedic medical journals and has authored a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters. He has research interests in cartilage preservation and restoration, the use of biologics in treating sports medicine injuries and early arthritis, ACL and meniscus injuries, and injuries of the shoulder and elbow in overhead athletes. He also has a particular interest in injury prevention and finding ways that we can make sports safer while optimizing athlete performance.
Dr. Calcei graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Kenyon College where he was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Baseball Team. He went on to complete his medical doctorate with honors in orthopedic surgery and cellular biology from New York University School of Medicine, orthopedic surgery residency training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and fellowship in sports medicine orthopedic surgery at Stanford University.
Dr. Calcei has served as a team physician at all levels of competition. He previously served as a team physician for FDNY Bravest Football and Curtis and Lafayette High Schools in New York City, Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, Stanford University athletics and the San Francisco 49ers.
A member of multiple national and international medical societies, Dr. Calcei also serves on committees for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). He was awarded the first annual ASES Mark Frankle, MD, Health Care Policy Award. For his work as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Political Action Committee resident fellow, he was inducted into the AAOS Orthopaedic Political Action Committee Hall of Fame.